Mar 13, 2016 4:29 PM
Dartmouth fraternity members have until Tuesday to move out per Hanover zoning
HANOVER - A fraternity on College Street has until Tuesday to vacate the property after its national organization suspended the house over allegations of hazing.
Zoning officials in February told the recently derecognized Dartmouth College fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon that its members must move out by March 15 or face daily fines of $275, according to the Valley News.
The fraternity has appealed Hanover’s decision and is scheduled to appear at a public hearing of the town Zoning Board of Adjustment at 7 p.m. on March 24.
Another former Dartmouth fraternity, Alpha Delta, went through the same process last spring when administrators derecognized it over revelations that members had branded their skin. After receiving similar notice from Hanover zoning officials, Alpha Delta fought back, arguing that the fraternity should be considered grandfathered, because it had occupied its house on East Wheelock Street since before the relevant ordinance existed.
The zoning board rejected Alpha Delta’s line of reasoning, and the fraternity has appealed the rejection in state Superior Court.